Fifties-style diner a sweet new offering

Daryna ZadvirnaNarrogin Observer
Owner / Operators Aaron and Jasmine Fitzpatrick with Narrogin Chamber President, Bevan Steel and Shire Chief Executive, Dale Stewart.
Camera IconOwner / Operators Aaron and Jasmine Fitzpatrick with Narrogin Chamber President, Bevan Steel and Shire Chief Executive, Dale Stewart. Credit: Shire of Narrogin

Business confidence in Narrogin’s CBD has been further boosted by another business opening its doors.

A former cafe on Federal Street has been transformed into a 1950s- style eatery named AJ’s Diner and Lolly Shop.

Former butcher Aaron Fitzpatrick and wife Jasmine, a former chef, have combined their specialties to offer diner-style meals, also incorporating a lolly shop in a corner of the cafe.

Mrs Fitzpatrick said the couple were “in it for the long haul”.

“We’ve got a few more finishing touches to go,” she said.

“The black-and-white chequered lino we are planning will really tie it all together”.

Shire of Narrogin chief executive Dale Stewart and Narrogin Chamber of Commerce president Bevan Steele visited the new business owners recently to wish them success.

Mr Steele said it took a lot of hard work to run a retail business, and locals should back each other up.

“The key to being successful in regional areas is for local shoppers and local businesses to support each other wherever possible, and thinking outside the box by offering something unique to draw people to town,” he said.

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